Funerals Scheduled for Three Women Found Slain at Ferguson Auto Glass; Investigation Continues
April 28, 2009

A joint funeral service for the three women found slain last Thursday at Ferguson Auto Glass in Saltsburg, Pa., is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, at 10:30 a.m. The funerals will be held at Curran Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Saltsburg.

According to their obituaries, all three women were related. Doris Lee Murphy, 69, and Edith Cora Tietge, 81, were half-sisters; Kris L. Murphy, 43, was the daughter of Doris Murphy. All three are listed as having worked at Ferguson Auto Glass and all were Saltsburg natives, having graduated from Saltsburg High School.

Tietge, 81, was retired from the Department of the Navy at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., as a civil service employee. She was known to be active with her church, Congruity Presbyterian.

Doris Murphy was a life member of the town's historical society. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Murphy, who died in 1989.

Kris Murphy also was a member of the town's historical society and was known for her passion for local history. She also was a cancer survivor, an avoid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, according to her obituary.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers for all three women, contributions be made to the American Cancer Society's Pennsylvania Division Inc., Southwest Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa., or Saltsburg Area Historical Society.

The deaths were ruled homicides by the Westmoreland County coroner's office on Friday, April 24.™/AGRR magazine has been unable to reach anyone at Ferguson Auto Glass; the number listed for the shop in the Yellow Pages is answered by a simple answering machine message containing a female's voice.

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